New World Home Cooking: "Everyone seeks happiness, We create it."
Everyone comes to Ric's. We are the "Casablanca of the Catskills".
New World has been owned and operated by Chef Ric Orlando and his wife and partner Liz Corrado since 1993. New World is established as a Hudson Valley favorite with 20 years of operation as a beloved café and caterer. We offer a unique concept---Global-Local-Sustainable Cuisine that combines upscale casual service with fun, vibrant but seriously executed "Clean Food" from around the world.
New World Home Cooking has won Hudson Valley Magazine's People Choice awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for BEST ULSTER COUNTY RESTAURANT... also BEST GLUTEN FREE dining and BEST VEGETARIAN...and Ric won BEST CHEF 2014 and 2015.
And, if you didn't already know, Ric Orlando has won Chopped twice and appeared in the first Chopped Champions ... and ... he also challenged and BEAT BOBBY FLAY in 2015!
We are a large, rambling art barn on country highway 212 just 4 miles from the NY Thruway. We are situated between the hipster town of Saugerties, known for its art scene, Historic lighthouse, Antique boutiques, and festivals and the groovy hamlet of Woodstock, known for its artists, music and progressive world view.
When dining out, you must make a commitment—Thai?, Italian?, BBQ, Burgers? Whatever. Using Liz's design expertise and Ric's extraordinary knowledge of Global Cuisine, New World offers a diverse array of the World's most beautiful and assertive flavors, all on one menu, so everyone is happy.
The Place to BE
"We give you a little something that you can't get at home"-Tom Waits
A well cooked dinner is always expected, but why go out when you can do the same thing at home. At New World, our humming atmosphere, our menu diversity and our skill use of seasoning and spices make each visit stimulating! Each dishes' spiciness is rated on the "RIC-TER SCALE", so you can be as daring, or not so daring as you like.
Liz is Gluten Free, Sidney, their daughter is Vegan. Willis, their son has a dairy allergy. In Ric's kitchen menus are created with balance in mind. Pork belly here, vegan spicy green beans there and Gluten Free pasta over here. There are no "secret ingredients" that may conatin allergens at New World. The staff is fully trained in all categories. This level of sensitivity has been a culture at New World since the beginning.
Being a converted barn, New World holds many seating options. Party of 10? No big deal! Have a big group looking to celebrate a mutual friend? New World can handle it. We have a beautiful private dining room that can hold up to 60 people, plus a converted porch that can accommodate another 50 and a backyard patio for private parties. Bring your friends, plan your weekend. Experience New World!